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Contributors


  Jared Armstrong received his early musical education in north east England, first as a chorister at Newcastle Cathedral and then at Durham School from where he went to the Royal College of Music.
After war service in Burma, he resumed his musical career as Hubert Parry Organ Scholar at Exeter College, and it was there that Choirs and Conducting began to assume an increasing importance in his musical life.
Although most of his time has been spent in schoolmastering, as Assistant at Oundle and as Director at Cranleigh and Wellington, conducting Choirs, Orchestras and Opera has continued to be a main interest. He is now resident at Crowborough and actively engaged in all aspects of music making and teaching.
Owen Burdick J. Owen Burdick is an internationally active composer, conductor, and clinician. Currently Director of Music at St. Agnes and Ascension in Washington D.C., he served from 1990 to 2008 as seventeenth Organist and Director of Music at historic Trinity Church on Broadway at Wall Street in the city of New York.  
A graduate of State University of New York at Purchase and the Juilliard School (where his principal teachers included Albert Fuller, Anthony Newman, and Igor Kipnis), Burdick received his Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California in Los Angeles and holds the Associate and Choirmaster Certificates from the American Guild of Organists. He was recently made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music and has studied as a conducting fellow with Helmuth Rilling and at IRCAM with Pierre Boulez. Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 1978, Burdick has toured internationally as a harpsichord soloist and with the Musical Offering Baroque Ensemble, with whom he accompanied Maurice André, Arleen Auger, and Henryk Szeryng. Burdick has recorded for the NAXOS, Hänssler Classic, Nonesuch, Summit, Gothic, and Centaur labels and is represented by Slaymaker Special Projects.
Marilyn Keiser Marilyn Keiser is Chancellor’s Professor of Music Emeritus at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, where she taught courses in sacred music and applied organ for 25 years. Prior to her appointment at Indiana University, Dr. Keiser was Organist and Director of Music at All Souls Parish in Asheville, North Carolina and Music Consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, holding both positions from 1970 to 1983.

A native of Springfield, Illinois, Marilyn Keiser from graduated  Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Sacred Music degree. Dr. Keiser entered the School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she studied organ with Alec Wyton and graduated summa cum laude in 1965 with a Master of Sacred Music degree. Her Doctor of Sacred Music from Union Theological Seminary was awarded in 1977.
Upon graduation from Union Seminary, Marilyn Keiser became Assistant Organist of The Riverside Church in New York City, and one year later was appointed Associate Organist and Choirmaster of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, a position she held from 1966 to 1970.

Richard Wyton 215 w Richard Wyton began his musical training as a boy chorister at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine and made his professional debut at the age of twelve singing a role in Benjamin Britten's "Curlew River" with the New York City Opera under Julius Rudel. As a flutist he has appeared coast-to-coast as a soloist and chamber music player at major college and university series and music festivals. He has recorded on the Arabesque, Epiphany, CRI, Inova, Music Minus One and MSR Classics labels; and his performances have been heard throughout the States on NPR and abroad on BBC.
Outside his performing activities, Wyton is in demand as a tuner/ technician providing historical  keyboard instruments for concerts and recordings. He teaches instrumental music at the Cider Mill School in Wilton, Connecticut and has served as a panelist for the New Hampshire Arts Council, Executive Director of the Connecticut Early Music Festival and Treasurer of The National Flute Association. Wyton is currently President of the Hanoverian Foundation, the parent organization of the period-instrument Hanoverian Ensemble.